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Friday, January 5, 2018

The Clergy Behind Science as We Know It

The Clergy Behind Science as We Know It
Enlightenment-era pastors didn't oppose modern science. They helped advance it.
Jennifer Powell Mcnutt
The scientific revolution hit Western Christendom hard. Nicolaus Copernicus hypothesized that Earth was not at the center of the universe and, with the emergence of his 1543 publication De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, a bitter struggle ensued between Christianity and science to shape the reigning worldview. Science came to dominate from the Enlightenment forward. Or so we've been told. continue reading >>

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